Although 10,000 or 20,000 people were expected, over 400,000 attended, most of whom did not pay admission. The highways leading to the concert were jammed with traffic as people tried to make it to the concert. The weekend was rainy, the facilities were overcrowded, and attendees shared food, alcohol, and drugs, although no violence was reported. The Woodstock Festival represented the culmination of the counterculture of the 1960s and the high point of the "hippie era."
The festival did not initially make money for the promoters, although, thanks to record sales and proceeds from the highly regarded film of the event, it did eventually become profitable.
There were 2 deaths and 2 births at Woodstock.
Woodstock is also the name of the famous documentary film about the concert; the film, directed by Michael Wadleigh[?] and edited by Martin Scorsese, was released in 1970 and won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. The film has since been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Artists who performed at Woodstock:
of several places in the United States of America:
and of two places in Canada:
Woodstock is also the name of a fictional character in Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. He is a small yellow bird who has been a constant companion to Snoopy since the 1960s, though Shulz didn't give him a name until 1970.